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Nightmare World Omnibus Courtesy Of Devil’s Due/1First’s February 2018 Solicits

Nightmare World Omnibus, a massive anthology funded on Kickstarter, is coming out this February courtesy of Devil’s Due/1First. It is a Lovecraft-inspired collection of intertwining stories in the Cthulhu vein. Also, Malefic continues its run. Check out more details on both projects below. MALEFIC #6 (OF 8) (W) Dan Schaffer (A) David Miller (CA) Dan Schaffer As […]

Tales of Mr. Rhee Vol. 4 Cover Templesmith

You Only Have One Week Left To Grab The Tales Of Mr. Rhee Vol. 4 Hardcover

Tales of Mr. Rhee is a fun horror series of graphic novels written by one Dirk Manning. Mr. Rhee is a pretty cool character, a magician who helps fix problems in a world already torn apart by armageddon. He only works on referrals, but if you are calling on him for his services, chances are […]


Wondercon ’15 – Breaking Into Comics By Periscope

Last night I joined Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day on a ride through Splash Mountain in the nearby Disney. Which was fun. Hardwick talked to me about the dangers of getting his phone wet. Then today I just sat through a panel at Wondercon with Allison Baker, Chip Mosher, Jamal Igle, Molly Mahan,, Arune Singh and […]

Kickstarting A Mr. Rhee – Write Or Wrong #85 By Dirk Manning

By Dirk Manning (with special thanks to Victor Dandridge Jr.) Dirk Manning writes for Bleeding Cool when he’s not writing comics or touring to promote them. Victor Dandridge Jr. prompted this particular column/interview. Yesterday we posted a Write or Wrong column in which Victor Dandridge Jr. and I talked about life on the road, whether […]

Spotlight On Indie Comics: The 15 Best Of 2014 Edition

By Shawn Perry Sup Bleeders! The past year has no doubt been one of the best for indie comics and not just for big-name publishers like Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment but small publishers as well! As we look towards the New Year it is a fact worth celebrating that we live in a time […]

Cthulhu Happens In Tales Of Mr. Rhee #2 From Devil’s Due – Read It Here

Towards the end of 2014 Bleeding Cool debuted the first issue of the Devil’s Due title Tales of Mr. Rhee: “Karmageddon” by Dirk Manning (writer), Seth Damoose (illustrator), Anthony D. Lee (colorist), and James Reddington (letterer) in its entirety here. With Tales of Mr. Rhee: “Karmageddon” Issue #3’s release taking place next Wednesday, January 14th […]


Selling My Little Pony (Ish) At A Small Press DanCon

Pete G. writes for Bleeding Cool: Well, here we are in Orland Park, Illinois, for the latest DanCon indie comic creator convention. A time that is always good regardless of how you do, and a microcosm of the indie field. So how did this year go? Well, aside from one incident that I can’t talk […]

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 4 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

By Dirk Manning At the end of 2013 I decided to complete the Herculean task of setting up for 13 consecutive comic conventions, horror conventions, and/or in-store book signings in 13 consecutive weeks. I was promoting my new/upcoming comics Love Stories to Die For (Image Comics/Shadowline), The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West (Big Dog […]



Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 1 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning writes: Towards the end of 2013, I decided to do something that would either exponentially help my writing career or kill me: I decided to conduct a “13 Shows in 13 Weeks” book-signing tour. As I’ve discussed in earlier installments of this column (and the book/collection Write or Wrong: A Writer’s Guide to […]

To Dirk Manning, With Amber Love

By Tommy Zimmer Dirk Manning told me that cosplayer extraordinaire Amber Love’s powers are strong. I guess they are since I had no idea what she actually looked like from under her costume and makeup until I saw her actual photos on Facebook. He clarified why she was scaring me. “She is a Dia De […]

First Published Comic Goes On Display This Saturday In Ohio

Rupp Comics in Fremont, Ohio is having their 22nd Anniversary Celebration and they have gotten themselves quite the display piece. A copy of the 1933, Detective Dan: Secret Operative No.48. Often considered the first modern comic book as everything published prior to were filled with short comic strips or were compilations of comics previously published […]


The Rub (2 Of 2) – Write Or Wrong by Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning writes; Before I get to the “meat” of today’s column, let me get this quick little bit of business out of the way: I recently launched my first ever Kickstarter campaign to bring my formerly online-only horror-noir series Tales of Mr. Rhee to print as both a standard TPB and – much more […]

Podcast: Pop Culture Hounding Dirk Manning

[audio:http://popculturehound.net/podpress_trac/web/2607/0/PCHPodcastEpisode57.mp3] by Chris Thompson After our last episode featuring the triumphant return of Ales Kot (which you can listen to here) and recent film podcast (which you can listen to here) we return to our regularly scheduled programming with writer/columnist Dirk Manning (Write or Wrong, Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee). We discuss breaking into […]

Speculator Corner: Love Stories (To Die For) #1 And Reality Check #1

So, Love Stories (To Die For) #1 and Reality Check #1 comes out on Wednesday. New Image Comics issue one. For some, that means a speculatory opportunity, a chance to buy up a stack and sell them when the moment is ripe. And certainly Image Comics launches have been good for that of late. But […]